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Interested in learning about the power of and ?👀

Join us as our panelists discuss the role of Seoul’s music, film, television, and education sectors in expanding Korean influence and prestige

With Bernie Cho, President of DFSB Kollective, Jenna Gibson, PhD candidate at the The University of Chicago, John Delury, 연세대학교 - Yonsei University Professor, and Victoria Kim, former Los Angeles Times correspondent, in discussion w/ policy director Jonathan Corrado

View tonight’s webcast here ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WYdIUxBeSs

EST: WED FEB 23 @ 7PM
KST: THU FEB 24 @ 9AM

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Join Our Team! The Korea Society is now accepting applications for our Education Internships. To apply, email [email protected] a cover letter and resume with “Education Internship” in the subject line

More info: https://koreasociety.org/about-us/internships-jobs

We were so pleased to welcome Amb. Chung Byung-hwa, new Consul General of Consulate General of the ROK in NY as a special guest for our 2022 Membership Party. Thank you Amb. Chung for your remarks on the US-Korea partnership!

Watch the full remarks here: https://bit.ly/3LJNsJ1

주뉴욕총영사관(Consulate General of Korea in New York)
📣We’re hiring! Now accepting applications for our Corporate Program Associate and Development Program Associate positions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample to [email protected] with the job title and your name in the subject line.

https://koreasociety.org/about-us/internships-jobs

Thank you so much to Dr. Minjee Kim for joining us at yesterday’s live webcast & thank you to all who joined us for this event! It was so interesting to learn the history behind the women's hanbok.

If you missed it, be sure to head to our YouTube Channel and check out the video of yesterday’s live webcast. Also stay tuned for the next

YouTube link:

youtube.com/watch?v=iaMfaisyFlw
The Korea Society : Hanbok: A New Lexicon of World Fashion - Women’s Hanbok
There will be a Hanbok: A New Lexicon of World Fashion live webcast tonight at 6 PM EST. Join us tonight and learn more about beautiful traditional Korean costumes, Hanbok. Tonight, Dr. Kim will mainly discuss some distinctive qualities of women's Hanbok compared to other dress traditions; terminologies of the components and their structural parts; colors, materials, and embellishments; and symbols and ideas behind design principles and ways of dress.

Join the following link for the live wecast!
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https://youtu.be/iaMfaisyFlw
The Korea Society : A Medical Doctor and Youtube Influencer in the Pandemic Era
Wonju Seo () | Travelogue [Opening Reception]

In Wonju Seo’s hands, the aesthetics, forms, and techniques of bojagi— traditional Korean wrapping cloths—are reconfigured as abstract textile art for a global audience. Seo combines needlework, painting, photography, and other techniques to create contemplative artworks that explore her transcultural identity and life experience.

There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3 on 6-8 PM (ET). Make sure to RSVP for the opening reception!

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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGgAHogDjoQJMHCW7np9FPFb-SGsTaKNOTSatOwcmE9uUrrw/viewform
The Korea Society : Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations
Tonight’s the night! Join our Young Professionals Network event to learn more about content creation in the medical field with Dr. Ezra Hangjun Jang, Internal medicine specialist and renowned host of the YouTube channel, “Dr. Ezra Hangjun Jang” and Dr. John Yoo, Pediatric Dentist of Beam City Dental: Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics and host of the popular YouTube channels "JBRO" and "Dr. John Yoo." https://bit.ly/3HAZ9j6

This program is made possible by the support from Yang Won Sun Foundation
Celebrate 2022, the Year of the Tiger with us at our Annual Membership Party! 🐯

We would like to give a major thank you to our wonderful Membership Party supporters and in-kind donors.

With a musical performance by 고래야 Coreyah, SORI, special guest Ambassador Chung Byung-hwa, the new Consul General of Consulate General of the ROK in NY, a virtual raffle, AND silent auction item of a round trip flight to Korea ✈️ you don't want to miss this event!

Join us for an evening filled with music, fun, and ❤️ for Korea!

🔗 https://bit.ly/3BbtthQ

A nonprofit organization that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understandi A nonprofit organization that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the U.S.

and Korea.

Operating as usual

10/21/2022

During the silent film era in Korea, movie screenings were accompanied by live music and narrators called Byeonsa. This special screening of Crossroads of Youth invites you to encounter the film just as Korean audiences did in 1934. The Korean Film Archive and director Kim Tae-yong have reimagined the traditional Byeonsa theatrical event, bringing together the film, live musicians, actors, and narration for a dynamic multimedia experience.

Admission is FREE! Registere here: https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1626-crossroads-of-youth

Thursday November 3, 2022 | 7 PM

Gerald W Lynch Theater
524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019

Saturday November 5, 2022 | 7 PM

University of Pittsburgh
Alumni Hall, 7th Floor

10/20/2022

In his paintings Young Min Moon depicts Jesa, a Confucian ritual for commemoration of the deceased, which was one of the earliest memories he holds while growing up in the military regime of South Korea in the 1970s and 80s. Despite the gender politics now associated with the ritual today due to its patriarchal nature, Moon insists on exploring the legacy. For him, the ritual holds multiple layers of meanings: an occasion of silence utterly severed from the violent era of his childhood, a means of remembering the deceased, and a tradition that may be discontinued in the age of globalization.

Moon's paintings are also a way of honoring women’s labor for the patriarchal tradition, and an invitation to the celebration of familial ties that are largely inaccessible for diasporic Koreans. In his solo exhibition at The Korea Society, Moon also complicates his relation to the legacy of Jesa by situating it in relation to Catholicism that impacted the Confucian tradition in Korea.

In this Artist Talk, Moon, whose solo exhibition The Share for Those Who Remain is on view at The Korea Society Gallery September 15-December 9, 2022, talks about his career and work. Register to watch this talk on October 25 at 5pm EDT https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaz5sEzCY6LDpWB7aVGxdYALT7hAhndJlfdcWwum2mJWmvHA/viewform?usp=sf_link

** Please note The Korea Society Gallery is open only by appointment, which must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit. To make an appointment, please contact [email protected].

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Photos from The Korea Society's post 10/19/2022

Yesterday The Korea Society hosted a bojagi making workshop with Wonju Seo where participants learned about the history and use of Korean bojagi and had the chance to make their very own! Participants learned about the various fabrics, patterns, and sewing techniques used to create the different types of bojagi.

We are incredibly thankful to Wonju Seo for teaching such a great workshop! Stay tuned on our social media to see more about our upcoming programs.

10/17/2022

KPOP is officially on Broadway! With previews underway and opening night just around the corner, The Korea Society is pleased to host a conversation with cast and creative team members, featuring Kevin Woo, Bohyung Kim, and Helen Park.

KPOP also has the distinction of being the first musical on Broadway celebrating Korean culture, in addition to 18 members of the company making their Broadway debuts.

Join us Monday, October 24 at 6pm EDT for a conversation with the creative team behind the scene and cast members as they prepare to make their Broadway debut.

Click the link to register! This will be a hybrid event held in person and live-streamed!

https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1623-kpop-the-broadway-musical

A special offer: use code ILOVEKPOP for discount on tickets to the preview performances, October 13-November 19. Tickets to be purchased at the link in our bio.

Photos from The Korea Society's post 10/14/2022

The Annual Dinner on September 22nd was a wonderful celebration of The Korea Society’s 65th Anniversary. It brought together a community which values the multifaceted bonds between the Korean and American people. The Society was truly honored to recognize Poongsan Group and CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies as its prestigious recipients for 2022, in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to enhancing the U.S.-Korea relationship.

Chairman and CEO of Poongsan Group Jin Roy Ryu and President and CEO of CSIS John Hamre personify the depth of commitment to the relationship that General James A. Van Fleet had in mind when he started The Korea Society in New York City in 1957; Chairman Ryu and President Hamre accepted the award on the behalf of their respective organizations.

The Honorable George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States, made a surprise appearance. His keynote address underscored the importance to the U.S. of fostering close ties with South Korea and he expressed his deep affection and admiration for Chairman Jin Roy Ryu and President John Hamre.

Grammy and American Music Award winner Kenny G’s jazz saxophone performance livened up the evening. Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter Vivian Lee again skillfully moved us through the gala program as Master of Ceremonies

Head to our website to view more, including videos from the event! https://koreasociety.org/special-events/annual-dinner/item/1586

10/14/2022

In his paintings Young Min Moon depicts Jesa, a Confucian ritual for commemoration of the deceased, which was one of the earliest memories he holds while growing up in the military regime of South Korea in the 1970s and 80s. Despite the gender politics now associated with the ritual today due to its patriarchal nature, Moon insists on exploring the legacy. For him, the ritual holds multiple layers of meanings: an occasion of silence utterly severed from the violent era of his childhood, a means of remembering the deceased, and a tradition that may be discontinued in the age of globalization.

Moon's paintings are also a way of honoring women’s labor for the patriarchal tradition, and an invitation to the celebration of familial ties that are largely inaccessible for diasporic Koreans. In his solo exhibition at The Korea Society, Moon also complicates his relation to the legacy of Jesa by situating it in relation to Catholicism that impacted the Confucian tradition in Korea.

In this Artist Talk, Moon, whose solo exhibition The Share for Those Who Remain is on view at The Korea Society Gallery September 15-December 9, 2022, talks about his career and work. Register to watch this talk on October 25 at 5pm EDT https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaz5sEzCY6LDpWB7aVGxdYALT7hAhndJlfdcWwum2mJWmvHA/viewform?usp=sf_link

** Please note The Korea Society Gallery is open only by appointment, which must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit. To make an appointment, please contact [email protected].

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-4:30 PM

Photos from The Korea Society's post 10/13/2022

What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession?

Winner of Best Director at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to new heights.

From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il, The Host) arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei, Lust, Caution) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.

With nods toward classic Hollywood and Hitchcock’s Vertigo, DECISION TO LEAVE is an essential masterwork from a legendary filmmaker, infused with elegance, ingenuity and a knife-edge precision that cannot be matched.

Opening this weekend, purchase tickets to see Decision to Leave here: https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com/nyc/film/decision-to-leave

10/12/2022

We are SO EXCITED for the upcoming premier of the new broadway musical KPOP! To celebrate opening night, The Korea Society is pleased to host a conversation with cast and creative team members featuring Helen Park Bohyung Kim and Kevin Woo.

Join us Monday, October 24 at 6pm EDT for a conversation with the creative team behind the scene and cast members as they prepare to make their Broadway debut.

Click the link to register:

https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1623-kpop-the-broadway-musical

Previews start this Thursday so take advantage of this special offer: use code ILOVEKPOP for discount on tickets to the preview performances, October 13-November 19. Tickets to be purchased at the link in our bio.

10/11/2022

Join us TONIGHT for a conversation with award winning poet Su Cho in a live webcast! Cho’s unique poems trace the narratives and phrases of Korean-American immigrant family with absorbing tenderness and curiosity. This inventive debut illuminates how language is not lost over generations, but distilled into potency.

In this conversation, Cho discusses her debut collection and the emerging tradition of Korean-American poetry.

Please join us on tonight at 6pm EDT to watch the livestream on our YouTube channel or follow this link: https://youtu.be/dFo5Wn5TV-w

10/07/2022

As global superstars put everything on the line for a special one-night-only concert, they face struggles both cultural and personal that threaten to dismantle one of the industry’s hottest labels. Featuring a cast of K-pop and musical theater stars, KPOP is a multimedia experience that explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the international sensation.

KPOP also has the distinction of being the first musical on Broadway celebrating Korean culture, in addition to 19 members of the company making their Broadway debuts.

Join us Monday, October 24 at 6pm EDT for a conversation with the creative team behind the scene and cast members as they prepare to make their Broadway debut.

Stay tuned for details on how to register for this highly anticipated event!!

A special offer: use code ILOVEKPOP for discount on tickets to the preview performances, October 13-November 19. Tickets to be purchased here: https://www.kpopbroadway.com/

10/05/2022

Not in NYC? Not a problem! Catch tomorrow’s virtual program 💻 at noon ET on the outside world’s attempts to reach through media, with D**g Hyuk Lee, Chief of VOA 한국어, Dr. Jieun Baek at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center and policy director Jonathan Corrado. Head to the link here to sign up! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEat2wuzvObvYkGoq5jyNfqbmFpgupqZToKNI85e_6zZjmAA/viewform

10/04/2022

Tonight The Korea Society will release its most recent Author Talk featuring prolific writer Lee Geum-yi!!

While reading a book on Korean-American immigration history, Lee Geum-yi stumbled across a photo of three picture brides – young women who left their homes in Korea to marry men whom they knew nothing about. Of the three, only one had a name listed, and there was no information about them. With no record of their lives before or after the photograph, she was seized by an inconsolable desire to bring these women—stuck permanently in a black-and-white photo—back to life. From this desire, Lee Geum-yi’s The Picture Bride was born.

In this episode of Author Talks, Lee Geum-yi discusses her career in Korea and her English debut. Join us for this much-anticipated video release tonight, October 4 at 5pm EDT. Click the link to receive your viewing link!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR8nNubIt0xqz48EOZsSq8HozJcyscV8azWfsY-FHzyqM8Jg/viewform

Videos (show all)

🚨It's the Last Week to Register for our Online Fall Korean Language Program!🚨 Registration closes THIS FRIDAY, September...
📢💬 Have you registered yet for our fall online Korean Language Program? Hear from KLP student Jinwook Lee on his experie...
This #ArmisticeDay, watch our video salute honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of The Korean War in a program...
In case you missed it, last night Dr. Minjee Kim discussed how the notions of gender and class shaped dress practice in ...
👏👏👏 HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Minjee Kim who joined us last night to present the third lecture in the Hanbok series. Last ni...
👏👏👏THANK YOU John Cho for joining us in a discussion regarding you debut novel Troublemaker!!! In case you missed it, la...
Join Our Team! The Korea Society is now accepting applications for our in-person Policy Internship. If you are in the NY...
Looking forward to seeing you tonight! Wonju Seo: Travelogue opens tonight, and the exhibition is up until May 27th!---C...
Join Our Team! The Korea Society is now accepting applications for our Education Internships. To apply, email koreanstud...
📣We’re hiring! Now accepting applications for our Corporate Program Associate and Development Program Associate position...
Thank you so much to Kyojin Hawng for joining us at yesterday’s video release & thank you to all who joined us for this ...
Repost from @nprmusic~Check out the tiny desk concert for 고래야 Coreyah, a highly rated fusion Korean folk music group 🎵🎤W...

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